The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 16th January 2022

‘God makes known his glory in lives renewed by Christ’

The Collect
Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.           Amen.


We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Jane Don and Irene Marsden.

If you would like to be included on the prayer list, please let Sarah or Sue (or another member of the Benefice  team) know.

Vacancy News:

The post of Vicar for our Benefice has now been advertised and interviews will take place towards the end of February.

Here is a prayer you may like to pray during this period:

that the one whom we receive

may be a wise and gentle shepherd of your people:
ready to serve us with joy,
to build us up in faith,
and to lead us by example
in loving obedience to your Son,
our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen

NEXT Sunday 23rd January - The 3rd Sunday of Epiphany

9.15am        Parish Communion at St Peter's

10.30am      NO Parish Communion at St Decuman's

11.00am      Joint Service at The Pavilion, Williton

                      Led by Churches Together in Watchet & Williton (CTiWW)

                      More details next week


Updated Coronavirus Advice

We continue to be careful in church, wearing face masks (as required by law), using hand sanitiser, maintaining social distancing and increasing ventilation.

Today’s Worship and Readings
9.15am                 Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.30am               Parish Communion at St Decuman’s

Isaiah 62: 1-5

Psalm 36: 5-10

1 Corinthians 12: 1-11

John 2: 1-11

Both churches will usually be open every day between 9.00am and 3.30/4.00pm (approximately).

All are welcome to spend some quiet time in the peace of our beautiful buildings.

Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 17th January                       9.45am                  Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
                                                             7.30pm                  Benefice Team meeting at Holy Cross
Tuesday 18th January                       9.30am                  Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton

                                                            10.00am                 Morning Prayer at St Peter's
Wednesday 12th January               10.00am                  Little Saints at Salvation Army Hall, Watchet

Saturday 22nd January                   10.00am                 Flute Choir rehearsal at Holy Cross

Prayers for the Benefice

Each week we will be joining our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street.  This week it is
                               Gladstone Terrace in Watchet
                                  Larviscombe Close in Williton

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.

The ‘Epiphany season’ began on 6 January with the celebration of the Wise Men’s visit to Bethlehem where Christ was revealed to them as the King of all nations. During the following four weeks of the season the Sunday readings remind us of the different ways Christ’s glory was revealed to other people of his time. 

Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - A prayer focus for every day of the month.  Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery

Quantock Villages Benefice
16th        The people and parishes of Aisholt, Enmore, Goathurst, Nether Stowey, Over Stowey, Spaxton with Charlynch; New Toddler Groups.

17th         Eleanor King (Rector), Kate Sax (Associate Priest), Nicki Bradford (Curate)
18th         Jeanette Bole, Viv Chesterton, Maggie Harrison, Alison Hoare, Sarah Upfield (Readers)
19th         Peter Attwood, Malcolm Bole, Peter Williams (Retired clergy)
20th         The staff and students of Enmore C of E Primary School, Nether Stowey C of E Primary School, Spaxton C of E Primary School

Watchet & Williton Benefice
21st         The people and parishes of Watchet and Williton; Little Saints parent & toddler groups & Camp Fire Church in Watchet and Williton
22nd        Vacancy; Jane Sperring (Methodist), Mike Sherburn (Baptist), Sam Searle (Salvation Army), Vincent Woods (Roman Catholic)

God our Father,
You have welcomed each one of us in Jesus
and called us to be his Body in this place.
Send us your Holy Spirit,
at this time of uncertainty and change,
to fill us with vision, energy, and faithfulness in prayer,
that we may be true to our calling
to bring new life to our community;
and guide with your heavenly wisdom
those who are to choose a new incumbent for this parish,


Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc. 

Benefice Team:
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email:
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email:
Sarah Lander                          Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 07765-881229                        email:
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email:
Bev Machin                             Reader                                                             Tel: 01984-568201                        email:   
Donna Marsden                     Reader                                                             Tel: 01984-633707                 
Julie Pelling                              Reader                                                             Tel: 07973-961083                        email:

Benefice Website:       

Facebook Pages:            

Our Parish Safeguarding Officersare:

Mrs Sara Hempshall & Mrs Jackie Smith who can be contacted by telephone: 07961-268411 & by email:


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